Monday, October 04, 2010

roasted (toasted) pumpkin seeds…

I think I’ve tried a new recipe/method almost every year, and they are all pretty good, but I think the one I tried this year is my all-time fave.  And since a couple of you asked about my pumpkin seeds, here you go:


1.  Clean off seeds (try to get most of the pumpkin “goop” off.  You can wash/rinse the seeds if you like…but I actually prefer not to rinse them – I like the pumpkin-y flavor left ON my seeds!  (I DO, however, make sure my hands are nice and clean BEFORE I remove any seeds/goop from inside the pumpkins.)

2.  Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter (yep, you guessed it…these pumpkin seeds are going to be super healthy!)

3.  Add 3 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce to butter and mix together

4.  Pour butter/sauce mixture over seeds, mix well

5.  Spread seeds in a baking dish – I like to use my jelly roll pan (like this one) – there’s plenty of room to spread out the seeds and nothing spills over the edges. 

*If you do happen to knock a seed over the edge when you’re stirring, hurry and get it OUT of your oven – trust me!*

6.  Sprinkle with salt – I prefer medium-coarse sea salt (I know…again, super healthy).  I have a salt grinder similar to this one, and I love it!

7.  Bake at 250 degrees for about 2 hours – stir often.  The actual baking time will vary depending on how many seeds you have, how big the seeds are, and how hot your oven actually bakes – so check and stir them often!

8.  After mine are done, I dump them onto a plate covered with a few layers of paper towels…just to get any extra butter off…you know, because they are so healthy…  I store them in a tupperware container and they last for as long as I want them to. ;)

Enjoy the crispy, salty goodness!  :o)


  1. Mmmmm...these look num. I'm definitely going to have to try this. TFS!

  2. those look good! i'm trying to actually remember what pumpkin seeds taste like. i'm pretty sure my mom used to toast them. i should try this ... although it would involve me actually carving a pumpkin, which i already mentioned i haven't done in years. lol!

  3. sounds yummy! we've got a couple of pumpkins from a recent trip to the pumpkin patch and i am DETERMINED to toast some pumpkin seeds this year! thanks for the recipe.